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Denmark – the cleantech hotspot in Europe

Denmark holds exceptional cleantech opportunities with a collaborative business environment, government support and attractive framework conditions. Successive Danish governments have pledged to sustain one of the world’s most conducive business environments for cleantech. Download fact sheet to learn more.

70% reduction of CO2 by 2030

Cleantech has been the fastest growing sector of Danish exports since 2010 and on top of that, almost 40 years of ambitious energy policies have put Denmark ahead in the renewable energy industry. Our complete cleantech value chain stands on strong foundations – all part of the attractive business conditions we offer investors and international companies.

Persistent governmental commitment to the clean energy transition means we can provide a stable and predictable framework for your long-term investment.
The Danish government aims to make Denmark completely independent of fossil fuels by 2050. By 2030, Denmark aims to reduce CO2 emissions with 70% compared to the 1990 baseline.

Why Cleantech in DenmarK?

  • No. 1 in the world for wind power - wind energy covers 30% of Denmark’s electricity consumption

  • 50% of total energy produced comes from renewable sources by 2019 (47 % wind and 3% solar)

  • GDP has grown by 78% since 1980, while energy consumption has only grown by 7.4%

  • Dedicated government support, ensuring long-term beneficial framework conditions

  • Access to one of the world’s most innovative talent pools

  • Immediate foothold in the EU market with 480 million consumers

  • Collaborative business environment between companies, universities and public authorities

  • Superb conditions for R&D centres. Vestas, Siemens Wind Power, Novozymes, Danisco and Haldor Topsøe all have R&D centres in Denmark

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